The overall SAN market may be softening on a year-over-year basis, but according to a new Dell'Oro Group report it's not having any effect on users purchasing fibre channel systems. The research firm said that shipments of 16 Gbps ports rose to over half of the overall market.
AT&T Mobility said it continues to work with several smaller carriers, likely including T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular, to create roaming between different 700 MHz band classes but is still encountering some hurdles. Nevertheless, in delivering a progress report on its 700 MHz interoperability efforts to the FCC, AT&T noted that it has turned on the feature in its network that lets its network operate simultaneously in both Band 12 and Band 17 and support devices in both band classes.
Facebook is teaming up with European satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to leverage satellite technologies for getting more Africans online.
Vodafone UK said it has launched a new pilot scheme in partnership with rural pubs organisation, Pub is The Hub, to provide rural community pubs with indoor mobile coverage for the first time.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) asked the European Commission to let it investigate CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica's O2 UK unit because it believes the deal will have the greatest impact on competition in the UK.
Gartner said governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend $3.1 billion (€2.75 billion) on mobile network services in 2015, with total telecoms spending to reach $4.7 billion.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board last week approved key elements of its Request for Proposal(s) (RFP) that it expects to deliver before the end of the year, including a national acquisition approach that incorporates rural telecom providers in the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN).
According to new findings from network testing firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), AT&T provided the most reliable service during Pope Francis' two-day tour of Philadelphia. "The other networks fared well but overall AT&T had the best performance," the firm said.
IDC said new opportunities are emerging for enterprise mobility vendors in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as more companies are embracing mobility as a tool for increasing productivity and gaining a competitive edge.
France's telecoms regulator said it has authorised Orange to conduct the first 5G trials in the country with a specific focus on the use of millimetre-wave (mm-wave) frequency bands between 6 GHz and 100 GHz for the new services.